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Worth More Standing — An anthology of poets and activists paying homage to trees

For poet-tree lovers!

Worth More Standing
Poets and Activists Pay Homage to Trees

Edited by Christine Lowther


Poets, both settler and Indigenous, pay tribute to trees through reflections on the past, connections to the present, and calls for the protection of our future.

In Worth More Standing: Poets and Activists Pay Homage to Trees, celebrated poets and activists pay homage to the ghosts of lost forests and issue a rallying cry to protect remaining ancient giants and restore uncolonized spaces.

Themes of connection, ecology, grief, and protection are explored through poems about trees and forests written by an impressive number of influential poets, several of whom have attended the recent Fairy Creek blockades and still others who defended old growth ecosystems in Clayoquot Sound nearly 30 years ago.

Contributors include ninth Parliamentary Poet Laureate Louise Bernice Halfe-Sky Dancer, GG winner Arleen Paré, Canadian icon bill bissett, Griffin Poetry Prize winner Eve Joseph, ReLit Award winner Patrick Friesen, Order of Canada and Order of the Rising Sun recipient Joy Kogawa, Vancouver Poet Laureate Fiona Tinwei Lam, Harold Rhenisch, Jay Ruzesky, John Barton, Kate Braid, Kim Trainor, Kim Goldberg, Pamela Porter, Patricia and Terence Young, Russell Thornton, Sonnet L’Abbé, Susan McCaslin, Susan Musgrave, Tom Wayman, Trevor Carolan, Yvonne Blomer, Zoe Dickinson and the late Pat Lowther.

One Minute Poem for Friday 15 May — Kim Goldberg

We bring you a new One Minute Poem every Friday in which recently published poets

read a favourite poem from their book that clocks in under 1 minute. This Friday’s poet is Kim Goldberg reading “A Tall Girl” from
her new book, Devolution by Caitlin Press.

Kim Goldberg’s reading is being carried on all of our social platforms: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and our new YouTube channel.